Every homeowner has at one stage had to deal with pests. Sharing your home with these unwanted guests isn’t just disgusting, but it can be harmful to your health.


There are many repellents available on supermarket shelves, but they aren’t necessarily effective. If you want to get rid of pests, you might want to consider hiring a pest control specialist. Below are some of the most well-known pests you might need help getting rid of.

1. Rats and Mice

Your home could suffer substantial damage from rodents if you weren’t careful. Their teeth grow rapidly so they chew on everything to prevent them from overgrowing. They may start a fire if they decide to nibble on an electric wire. Rodents also carry various diseases that can be harmful to your health. They can cause the following diseases:


  • Salmonellosis – Humans and pets can be infected by this bacteria if they drink water contaminated by rodent excretions. The typical presenting symptoms are fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain 12 to 72 hours after infection.
  • Plague – Transmission is through flea bites of contaminated animals and transmission of particles. In addition to swollen and painful lymph nodes (the bubonic or septicemic form of plague), diarrhoea, vomiting, weakness and bleeding (in the skin and other organs) are some of the symptoms of plague.
  • Tularemia – Generally, tularemia is transmitted by mouth, eyes, or skin. A tularemia infection is typically caused by the virus entering your body through your skin, commonly called ulceroglandular tularemia. Inhalation of the bacteria leads to pneumonic tularemia, which is the most life-threatening form of this disease.


Rat poison used by pest control specialists will get rid of these pests quickly and easily. 

2. Cockroaches

Despite the fact that cockroaches aren’t dangerous, they are gross! In addition, they are very difficult to eradicate. Because of their high-temperature tolerance, they can stand up to any climate. Apparently, cockroaches can survive nuclear bombs. Generally, you will find more than one cockroach in your home, so you will need to take action quickly to eliminate the infestation.  

3. Ants

You can find ants munching on whatever you are eating or drinking. In extreme cases, ants can be found year-round, although they are typically a seasonal problem. Nests of ants are constructed outside, but they invade your home looking for food. They’ll keep returning if they find it. 

4. Flies

It is not only unpleasant but also disgusting to deal with flies. Flies spread disease-causing organisms and contaminate your food. Inability to chew causes them to vomit on their food. Once the food is broken down, the enzymes allow them to eat (drink) it. It is most likely that flies will invade your home during the warmer months, especially if your doors and windows are open. 


If any of the above-mentioned pests find their way into your home, act fast and call pest control Pretoria specialists right away!